Magic and Illusion
By (author) Michael Symes
Normal Price: $9.99
Your Price: $8.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.45 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Magic and Illusion by Michael Symes
Book DescriptionHow has magic as a present-day entertainment come about? This book surveys the history of magic from about 1800 and looks at some of the lively characters who have contributed to its development performers who would often demonstrate not only miraculous feats of conjuring but also considerable powers of showmanship. The book also considers magical artefacts, in particular some antique pieces. Magical posters, delightful and evocative, suggest mystery and something special to behold in a show. There is also a look at the craftsmen who created the apparatus and the dealers who sold it. Finally there is a brief survey of magicians clubs and societies. No secrets are revealed, but plenty of intriguing material is included. ABOUT THE AUTHORMichael Symes has been interested in magic since childhood and has performed extensively since then. He also lectures and has created and written up many magical effects. He belongs to a number of germane organisations including The Magic Circle; he is a curator of their museum and an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle. OTHER TITLES for Shire BY THIS AUTHORGarden SculptureThe English Rococo Garden"
Buy Magic and Illusion book by Michael Symes from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806042
(203mm x 1448mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Symes
Observations on Modern Gardening, by Thomas What - An Eighteenth-Century Study of the English Landscape Garden, Hardback (May 2016)
Edition, with commentary, of the first comprehensive attempt to describe the landscape garden.
Mr Hamilton's Elysium, Hardback (September 2010)
This book is the first to give the story of Charles Hamilton and his creation. It is fully illustrated with archive images and wonderful photographs of the park and its amazing buildings.
Glossary of Garden History, Paperback (August 2006)
Presents an alphabetical glossary of over five hundred entries that explains and illustrates such terms, aimed at readers of garden literature and visitors to gardens. A final chapter in this book outlines the work of British garden designers from John Evelyn to Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.
English Rococo Garden, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Michael Symes
Delightful, eccentric, capricious, bizarre - the English Rococo garden, an intriguing branch of eighteenth-century horticulture, was all these and more. This book relates the components of the Rococo garden to movements in art and architecture that had developed in Britain and in Europe, and shows its appeal to amateur designers and owners.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Magic and Illusion book by Michael Symes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.